ABOUT


About Elegant Productions

Founded in 2011, Elegant Productions is a collective of passionate individuals who simply put, love Love. The ladies of Elegant Productions combine their unique talents, creativity and skillsets to orchestrate beautiful one-of-a-kind celebrations for Atlantic Canadian couples. We live and breathe weddings and wake up every day grateful for the opportunity to help turn our clients wedding day dreams into reality. Our weeks are spent reviewing floral proposals, drafting floor plans and selecting paper types and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

The hearts-centre of our planning process is you, our couple, assisting you in making the most of your engagement, while we manage every little detail along the way. Our priority for your wedding, is that this day is a true reflection of the two of you as a couple and that you are able to simply live in the moment, bask in every last detail and create memories that will inevitably last a lifetime.






OUR TEAM

KATELYN HIPSON

Founder, CEO & Creative Director

ambitious, dedicated & driven

Remember that moment when you realized, "he's the one," or that feeling just as he was getting down on one knee? It's the feeling of contentment, of peace and of pure bliss. Assisting you on your journey together into marriage is Katelyn’s bliss. Between client meetings and vendor appointments, she spends her days turning your wedding day dreams into reality. As the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Elegant Productions, Katelyn believes that a balanced combination of stylistic details paired with sound logistics is the key ingredients to a flawlessly executed event. Katelyn lives for meeting new people and feels blessed to have this opportunity on a daily basis. Her personal relationships with clients are her most treasured and valuable resource. Outside of the world of weddings, Katelyn can be found enjoying time with her high school sweetheart, now husband Andrew, and with their energetic golden retriever and two cats. If you haven't guessed already, Katelyn is a huge lover of animals…so to all you couples who would like your dog as your ring bearer – chat with Katelyn!





EMILY HORSWILL

Associate Wedding Coordinator

affectionate, composed & imaginative

Emily effortlessly balances her many responsibilities as Associate Wedding Coordinator at Elegant Productions Planning & Design. Emily works daily ensuring no detail goes unplanned and every last item on our to-do lists are checked at the end of the day. Emily is an organizational mastermind and time-management wizard. As Lead Coordinator on many of our events, Emily gracefully executes wedding day timelines and décor concepts during your special day. She is someone our clients adore having by their side on the most important day of their life. When she is not at a wedding, Emily can be found planning her next vacation to a sunny destination. She enjoys traveling to new and exciting locations, but she especially loves the beach! Although she enjoys being on the go, Emily also loves a cozy night spent snuggled up with a good movie, a glass of wine and her fur baby, Oliver.





HANNAH FORREST

Associate Wedding Planner

passionate, bubbly & thoughtful

Hannah began her career with Elegant Productions as an intern, while completing her Bachelor of Public Relations. After spending two years and many long hours and late nights of dedication and hard work, we knew we just couldn't let her go. With her thoughtful, bubbly & passionate spirit she aims to create a celebration that uniquely reflects the hearts of each couple she works with. Her creativity and drive produce imaginative decor concepts while her exceptional organizational skills produce timelines executed to perfection. For Hannah, organization and time management has been something she has always practiced, being most at ease when creating her to-do lists. Hannah loves meeting new people and hearing their stories, the relationships made with new brides and grooms is one of her favorite things about planning weddings, along with being able to express her passion for creativity and all the beautiful things she gets to be surrounded with daily. When she isn't at her desk planning away, or out on a vendor appointment, Hannah can be found adventuring in her own backyard, exploring the Maritime coast or planning her next trip to explore a little farther abroad. Hannah’s other passions also include forming vinyasa in the hot yoga studio, spending time with her adorable little sis, Rachel or working on her next DIY Pinterest Project!






BRITTANY THISTLE

Associate Wedding Planner & Human Resource Manager

cheerful, motivated & inspired

Brittany grew up on Cape Breton Island and has considered Halifax her home for the past six years. She has always had an eye for design and is a creative person, but she fell in love with weddings when she married her high school sweetheart in 2014. Brittany started off decorating weddings as a hobby, and since then she has dedicated her time to this passion which is continuing to grow. Her favourite part of planning weddings is coming up with the design concept - what the space is going to look like and the overall feel guests will take away with them. Brittany loves brides who aren't afraid to try something new and to be different. When she isn't working on designing your perfect wedding venue, you can find her roaming around the North End and at the Farmers Markets looking for ingredients to fulfill her other passion, cooking. She also loves to travel and explore new places. Her favourite city is, of course, the city of love, Paris!





REBECCA DIMOCK

Marketing Manager, Stationery & Graphic Designer

driven, creative & confident

Phone in her hand, Rebecca spearheads our social media accounts, company marketing, and branding campaigns. She loves seeing your "likes" on Instagram every day and lives for sharing our clients celebrations for others to seek inspiration from. Working as a custom stationery designer for seven years, Rebecca has become a driving force in the wedding invitation and paper industry. She enjoys the challenges that come with making custom design suites and loves working with all the great inspiration clients bring. In addition to her work with Elegant Productions, she also owns a small greeting card line called Paper Chain Stationery with stockists across Nova Scotia.






LISA MACPHERSON

Operations Manager & Stationery Consultant

energetic, enduring & innovative

Lisa has been working in the wedding industry for the past four years and has excitedly joined the talented team at Elegant Productions in the position of Operations Manager and Stationery Consultant. Both friendly and accommodating, Lisa keep things running smoothly for our clients and staff. Coming from a background in Fine Arts and with an intense love for everything paper, Lisa brings her creativity, knowledge of stationery trends and styles, and sunny personality to this role. She enjoys working with clients to fully develop a vision for their wedding stationery. In addition to her work with EP, Lisa keeps busy with her growing calligraphy business, Scribble and Script, providing original calligraphy and artwork to clients looking to add a personal and unique touch to their event.  She also teaches workshops in modern calligraphy as well as instructs art classes at NSCAD's School of Extended Studies.